REMINDER: BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES MAY IMPACT YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

In an effort to reduce emissions to improve air quality and increase security during the 2008 Olympics, the Chinese government will be taking action perhaps as early as July 1, 2008. The Civil Aviation Administration of China announced they will ban airfreight transportation of most dangerous goods (explosives, guns, ammunition,


CITA ANNOUNCES DELAYED, STAGED ENTRY PROCEDURES TO APPLY FOR OVERSHIPMENTS OF 2008 QUOTA EXPORTS FROM CHINA

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) announced that any shipments of quota textile and apparel from China that are exported in 2008 in excess of the 2008 agreed quota limits are in violation of the terms of the U.S.-China Bilateral Textile


CITA ISSUES DETERMINATION TO ALLOW CERTAIN COTTON FABRICS TO BE SOURCED OUTSIDE DR-CAFTA COUNTRIES

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has issued determinations that certain 100% combed cotton woven indigo-dyed fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA). This fabric may


CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSED PVC PACKAGING PHASE-OUT

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) packaging contains highly toxic heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium. It also contains high levels of hormone-disrupting phthalates. In California, very little PVC packaging is recycled and is instead littered or landfilled which allows for toxins to accumulate in the environment. Existing law in California currently restricts the use of certain phthalates


LOW DUTY MEXICO TPL (1) CLOSED MAY 27, 2008

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the low-duty tariff preference level (TPL) for Mexico filled on May 27, 2008 at approximately 1:50 P.M. Mexican TPL (1) is not eligible for any increases. Mexican TPL (1) covers cotton or manmade fibre apparel imported from Mexico to the USA. Mexico TPL (1)


CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSED PVC PACKAGING PHASE-OUT

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) packaging contains highly toxic heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium. It also contains high levels of hormone-disrupting phthalates. In California, very little PVC packaging is recycled and is instead littered or landfilled which allows for toxins to accumulate in the environment. Existing law in California currently restricts the use of certain phthalates